Documenting the American South


Going to the Show


115 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 2/21/1938* - 1979*
Performance Types
Capacity 1700 (2/21/1938*)
Racial Policy
DescriptionAdmission: 12:45-2:00 25 cents 2:00-6:00 35 cents 6:00-10:00 40 cents Children 10 cents matinee and night Workers: Holmes Croom, Usher; Pauline Baker and Pauline Austin, cashiers; T R Jones, assistant manager; W G Enloe, resident manager; Elizabeth Hinnant, secretary; Hugh Wright, usher; J P Will, advertising; R B Green, assistant doorman; J B Scholl, usher; Leroy Penny, advertising; J G Weaver, poster artist; O B Morris, E W Hawkins, projectionists; Charles Brown, doorman; John Gorham, janitor; Josephine Sellers, cashier; Clint Atwater and William Blue, janitors (Raleigh N+O 2-20-1938) 40 piece orchestra: "Western Electric Microphonic" Headphones for people who are "hard of hearing." Wilby Kincey Theater Chain. located a block away from the State Capitol. designed for live and cinematic productions. named in honor of Josephus Daniels, ambassador to Mexico during Franklin D. Roosevelts administration.built on the side of the Grand Theater that burned down Jan 1928. Originally a store front theater, the Ambassador was able to expand to its large size. first Stillwell Theater to be airconditioned. Used modern designs and colors for interior and exterior ( art deco).
NotesClosing date was taken from the Raleigh City Museum
Building NotesCompletely fireproof Air conditioned
Associated Persons
Enloe, William G. manager
Stillwell, Erle architect
Associated Organizations